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No relief for ‘Urban Naxals’, Big blow to ‘lobby’ | India Upfront With Rahul Shivshankar

Published on Sep 28, 2018

For weeks now activists had organised themselves into a virtual lobby, opposing the arrest of suspected ‘Urban Naxals’. This lobby had mounting a campaign suggesting that the State of Maharashtra and elements of the media had manufactured evidence to discredit intellectuals and smother dissent. They had even managed somehow to circumvent the legal process and approach directly the Supreme court saying that a group of intellectuals that had been arrested because allegedly evidence had been found on them to suggest that they were abetting the crimes of band Maoist terrorists were the victims of a massive witch-hunt, were the victims of the State that could not tolerate dissent, criticism. Listen in!

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